Designer Tidbits: Leah Duncan - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Leah Duncan

Hi everyone! Please welcome our special guest today, Leah Duncan (an Austin native, yay!) on the Jolly Jabber. She’s here to talk about her newest fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Morning Walk. Keep on reading to learn more about her collection. 
Portside Travel Set by Grainline Studio

Q: Tell us about the Morning Walk collection. What were you inspired by?
Leah: I was inspired by my return to Texas from a 2-year stint in Brooklyn, and particularly my return to our beautiful neighborhood in Austin, Texas. I take my dog Oslo on walks each morning and the collection was inspired by the little bits of nature I see on those walks and the colors of the home and buildings in our neighborhood. Austin is a truly beautiful and colorful town, so I wanted to celebrate that and how happy I was to be home, 

Q: What is your favorite thing about being a designer?
Leah: Being able to express my creativity on a regular basis is pretty much a dream. Being a fabric designer in particular is great because I absolutely love seeing what everyone makes with my fabric. It;s like a collaboration with this other human whom you’ve never met before who could be living on the other side of the world and you’ve just given them a little piece to their puzzle.

Rising Ground Quilt by Art Gallery Fabrics

Q: What’s your favorite print from the Morning Walk collection?
Leah: Limestone Feel Indigo! This is a print that I brought back from my very first fabric collection, Maya. I get many emails searching for that collection, so I wanted to bring some of it back and this print was my personal favorite. It feels good to see it back after all these years, 

Q: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Leah: Chocolate. Hot chocolate, baked chocolate, raw chocolate, you name it. Although I think I would be incredibly unhealthy!

Llano Street Quilt by Leah Duncan


  1. Rosemary B here:
    I really enjoyed reading about you, Leah. I adore this fabric.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Funny thing about chocolate, the darker is very high in iron.
    Not to get all unsolicited preachy advice from an olden RN on you, but many times women love chocolate because they need more iron. So…. eat more iron!! and that includes chocolate of course!! 😀
    Now I want some of this fabric. Especially the Limestone Indigo!